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  1. "Tried" being the key word in my sentence. He was lifting for 90 minutes at a time, ten times a week. Way too much. He's cut it back since.
  2. He tried to bulk up and be like his hero, Tiger. Hasn't been the same since.
  3. DECEMBER 1994 - TUMOR, SCAR TISSUE REMOVAL- Coming off what is believed to be the biggest comeback victory in U.S. Amateur history in August, Woods, 18, has surgery to remove two benign tumors and scar tissue from his left knee. DEC. 13, 2002 - CYST REMOVAL, FLUID DRAIN - Who could forget Woods' standout 2002 season, with two major victories at the Masters and U.S. Open. It wasn't until later that year when the 26-year-old underwent surgery to remove a benign cyst from his left knee and had fluid drained from around one of his ligaments. Did we mention he came back right after the surgery to win the Buick Invitational in 2003? SEPT. 25, 2006 - SHOULDER - Some might argue that 2006 was Woods' best year, with eight PGA Tour wins, two majors and 10 top-5s in 15 starts. After winning five consecutive tournaments in the summer, Woods suffered an injured muscle in his left shoulder blade. Nonetheless, Woods fought through the pain and won the World Golf Championships-American Express with a total of 23 under. JULY 23, 2007 - RUPTURED ACL - After falling short of breaking the top 10 at the Open Championship, Woods, 31, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while running at home. Deciding against surgery, Woods pushed through to win five of his next six events. APRIL 15, 2008 - KNEE SURGERY - Just two days after finishing second at the Masters, Woods had arthroscopic knee surgery to clean out cartilage. With almost two months of recovery under his belt, Woods returned to the U.S. Open and clinched another major victory. JUNE 24, 2008 - ACL REPAIR - One week after winning the U.S. Open, Woods underwent reconstructive surgery on the damaged ACL and missed the remainder of the 2008 season. Cutting his season short by almost five months, Woods announced that he also suffered a double stress fracture in his left tibia while preparing for the U.S. Open. DECEMBER 2008 - TORN ACHILLES TENDON - It wasn't until the 2010 Masters that Woods revealed he tore his right Achilles tendon in 2008 (an injury that resurfaced several times in 2009), further explaining why Woods ended his season after winning the U.S. Open. Even with all of his many ailments that year, Woods managed to stay on top of the Official World Golf Ranking. MAY 9, 2010 - NECK INJURY - Less than a year after Woods' infamous SUV crash, followed by reports of multiple extramarital affairs, Woods struggled to place on tour. During the final round of the Players Championship, Woods withdrew because of a neck injury. Later, an MRI revealed that Woods had an inflamed facet joint in his neck. APRIL 26, 2011 - MCL SPRAIN, ACHILLES TENDON STRAIN - In the third round of the Masters, Woods suffered a Grade 1 mild MCL sprain to his left knee and mild strain to his left Achilles tendon after hitting a difficult and awkward second shot from the pine straw on No. 17. Despite the injury, Woods proved his resilience and tied for fourth at the Masters. MAY 12, 2011 - KNEE, ACHILLES ACT UP - After shooting a 42 on nine holes in the first round at the Players Championship, Woods withdrew because of apparent injuries. "Everything started getting tight," Woods said of his knee, Achilles and calf. As a result of these flare-ups, Woods sat out the next three months until returning to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2011. MARCH 11, 2012 - LEFT ACHILLES TENDON - At 36, Woods couldn't seem to escape the years of injuries surrounding his Achilles tendon. The former No. 1 in the world withdrew from the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship because of his injured Achilles tendon. MARCH 2, 2014 - BACK ISSUES - Woods, 38, withdrew from the final round of the Honda Classic because of back issues. This injury would mark the beginning of Woods' challenging year of back problems and failed attempts to break the top 25 in any tournament. MARCH 18, 2014 - BACK SPASMS - No one has dominated the Official World Golf Rankings the way Woods has, which is especially remarkable given his career has been pervaded by injuries. Despite Woods' absence from the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2014 because of lingering back pain, he remained the No. 1 golfer in the world. APRIL 1, 2014 - BACK SURGERY - For several months, Woods endured back pain and missed multiple PGA Tour events. Woods announced he would miss the Masters, after undergoing a microdiscectomy for a pinched nerve. Three months later, Woods returned to tournament play at the Quicken Loans National, where he missed the cut. SEPT. 16, 2015 - BACK SURGERY - Struggling to recover from years of back injuries and surgeries, Woods missed the cut in three of the four majors in 2015. After almost finding his footing at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, Woods underwent a second microdiscectomy surgery with the hopes of returning in "early 2016." OCT. 28, 2015 - BACK PROCEDURE - About a month after his second back surgery in a year and a half, Woods returned to Dr. Charles Rich, the same neurosurgeon who performed the previous two surgeries, to undergo a follow-up procedure to relieve discomfort in the area. FEB. 3, 2017 - BACK SPASMS - After multiple back surgeries and treatments, Woods returned to golf in 2017 with the hopes of regaining his dominance. It didn't take long before Woods withdrew from the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic citing back spasms. Although Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, said the problem was unrelated to Woods' nerve issues, Woods would not play another tournament that season. APRIL 20, 2017 - BACK SURGERY - Is the third time the charm for Woods? At 42, Woods underwent his third back surgery. "I'm optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain," Woods said via his website. "When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I've been battling so long." 2021 - BACK SURGERY - In January, Woods undergoes another back surgery, again a microdiscectomy to remove a bone fragment that was pinching a nerve. FEB 23, 2021 - ALMOST DIED (Wait, that was Patrick Reed. Never mind.) - On February 23, the SUV Woods is driving rolls over in California. He is trapped inside before being freed by emergency crews who use an ax to get him out of the vehicle. His right leg and ankle are severely broken, requiring emergency surgery. “Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portion of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia,” said Dr. Anish Mahajan, Chief Medical Officer and Interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. “Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.”
  4. Well, maybe for Crossfield it's only 5-7 yards, but for me it's a 5-15 yard difference using the same shaft (SF i95s), blade vs. GI.
  5. Why would swing speed determine if you hit a flat no spin flyer. Can't people with lower swing speeds hit flat no spin flyers, too? Doesn't a higher swing speed impart more spin if you hit the ball on a descending angle, not less?
  6. Bumping this topic. Is there any advantage at all to using descending weight iron shafts? Most parallel shafts are descending weight after they are cut to size, correct? I understand why you might want to use ascending weight shafts...lighter in the longer irons and heavier in the shorter irons, but why would you want your shafts to be heavier in the longer irons and lighter in the shorter irons? That would seem to be a disadvantage. And if they are a disadvantage, then why do so many golfers settle for using parallel shafts?
  7. Why would you let somebody tell you that you have to choose only one? Be assertive and explain that you play multiple brands. Don't let others tell you how to answer a question.
  8. Not sure why a high swing speed means that you will catch a flat no spin flyer vs. a lower swing speed, but I've never experienced this magical flyer effect that so many attribute to GI irons. My swing speed with a 7i is 88 mph...not super high, but not low either. What I have experienced is that if I don't hit the ball in the center of the clubface, the GI iron does a much better job of maintaining ball speed versus a blade or a "players" iron. A blade or player's iron will cost me 10-30 yds. of distance on a non-center hit, while the GI only costs me 5-15 yds. And since I miss the center of the clubface more often than I hit it, the GI iron ends up working best for me. Plus, I can bend and flight my shots just as easily with the GI as I can with a blade. Sure, I might have to close or open the clubface a little more, or play the ball a little further back in my stance to do this vs. a blade, but it can be done.
  9. The robot will hit the junior shaft higher and with more spin, however. The whole "how you react to the feel" argument is speculative, at best. The shaft reacts to your swing, not the other way around.
  10. If the t100's are GI, then how would you classify the t200's?
  11. Wait. How long did it take you to eat the potato chips?
  12. Same thing here. I play 18 in 2:20 (1:10 per side) if nobody slows me down. I get in a zone and, it's a zen-like experience.
  13. Picked up a CBX2 60 degree wedge earlier this year. Love it. It's forgiving with consistent distance on full shots - 85 yards for me - half shots, and chips around the green. Versatile, too. Because of the sole grind, I can close the face and pinch it off the turf or open the face and hit a chunk flop shot out of the rough.
  14. I've been golfing for 46 years now. Here's what I've learned: People get mad if you yell "Fore!" after your ball hits them, not before. Like really, really mad. Saying "I think they're out of my range" as you stand on the tee box means that you will hit a career long drive and end up hitting into them. Saying "There's no way I can reach that green in two from here" from 300 yards out on a Par 5 means that you will hit a career long 3W and end up hitting a guy in the calf on the green and he will drop to the ground screaming like he's been shot. Also see #1. The "play through" hole is always the screw-up hole. Murphy's Law It IS possible to hit the ball so that it goes between your legs and hits you in the "boys." It IS possible to have your drive land on your buddy's ball in the fairway and then ricochet into the woods. It IS possible to lose your ball in a sand trap even when you saw exactly where it embedded. You CAN, when trying to hit out of the woods, accidentally hit your ball off a tree trunk, have it ricochet back at you and then hit it baseball style on the fly and have it end up on the green from 150 yards away. It IS possible for an average golfer to drive a 400 yard green if there's ice in the fairway. And finally, the ONLY THING scarier than coming across a bear in the woods while searching for your ball is taking a leak in the woods and suddenly hearing a rattling sound and noticing a snake a few feet away from you. Well, for me anyway.
  15. Herschel needed all that muscle to (allegedly) assault the women he dated. Wait. Too soon?
  16. How much force does a golf swing carry to the knee vs. running? Has anybody ever measured it?
  17. Is his name Col. Steve Austin?
  18. My dad, who just turned 92, liked Arnie. Speaking of fascinating, you got any more pictures of Tiger in pleated pants?
  19. Yeah, but if put Hagen ahead of Hogan, then all the Hogan guys would hate me too.
  20. Clearly. But I do know something about math. 18>15
  21. You know you've lost the argument when you go ad hominem...
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